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Police: Officer Shoots Man Swinging Butcher Knife in Wrist

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 DUNDALK, Md. (AP)- Baltimore County police say an officer shot a man swinging a butcher knife, striking him on the wrist.
    
Police said in a news release that officers responding to a report of a suicidal person in Dundalk on Tuesday morning found a man on a wall on the Wise Avenue Bridge with a large butcher knife to his throat.
    
An officer convinced the man to get down and put down the knife, but he remained agitated. A beanbag gun and a stun gun had minimal effect and police say when the man swung the knife at officers, one officer fired, striking the man's wrist.
    
The man was taken to an area hospital, but police did not have details of his condition. The officer is on routine administrative status during a review.

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